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Does James Franco Have Any Pets?

Sammy (Cat)

Breed: Cat | Adopted Jun 2011

James Franco has a cat named Sammy. He is a cat person because that’s the way he was raised. According to the actor, his family always had cats and he was always around them. So naturally, he always had his own cats after moving out on his own.

Zelda (Cat)

Breed: Cat | Adopted Jun 2011

James Franco has a cat named Zelda. “All my recent cats have been named after characters from books or the literary world,” Franco said. “Sammy’s named after Sammy Glick from [Budd Schulberg’s] What Makes Sammy Run, and Zelda is named after Zelda Fitzgerald.”

Max and Lux (Cat)

Breed: Cat | Adopted Nov 2013

Max and Lux are two twins who were adopted by James from the sets of Homefront because he found them too cute. He has been raised as a cat person so he adopted them.

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James Franco is an American actor and filmmaker known for his work on comedic and dramatic films, television, and theatre. He first gained popularity as a heartthrob in the popular teen drama, “Freaks and Geeks.” He is known for his roles in live-action films such as Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man trilogy which also starred Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst.

Throughout his career, Franco has taken on a wide range of roles, showcasing his ability to embody a variety of characters with authenticity and depth. From his early roles in films like “Spider-Man” and “Pineapple Express,” to his more recent work in critically acclaimed projects like “The Disaster Artist” and “127 Hours.” His portrayal of Tommy Wiseau in “The Disaster Artist” earned him a Golden Globe award.

Franco’s made his directorial debut with the indie film, “The Ape.” Since then, he has gone on to direct several other films, including “As I Lay Dying” and “The Sound and the Fury,” which have earned critical acclaim for their unique visual style and powerful storytelling.

Throughout his career, Franco has collaborated with Seth Rogen, Emma Stone, Bryan Cranston, Danny McBride, Jonah Hill, and even Rihanna. He has worked alongside directors such as Danny Boyle, Gus Van Sant, and Harmony Korine, and has appeared in music videos for bands like R.E.M. and Maroon 5.